2015 Mazda Mazda3Change Vehicle
of the 2015 Mazda Mazda3 base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Responsive highway passing
- Attractive cabin
- Seat comfort
- Many high-tech options
- Fuel efficiency
- Strong brakes
- Somewhat firm ride
- Smallish cabin
- Cabin storage, cargo space
- Transmission gearing makes for slow starts
- Rear seats too low to the floor
- Sedan or hatchback
- Two four-cylinder engines
- Manual or automatic transmission
- Up to 41 mpg highway
- Forward collision warning system available
Editor's note: This review was written in October 2013 about the 2014 Mazda3. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2015, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
The redesigned 2014 Mazda3 is far from perfect, but it gives compact-car shoppers an alluring choice outside and in, with a satisfying mix of efficiency and performance.
Mazda's redesigned commuter car remains cramped, and a drive along the mountain roads northeast of San Diego at a media preview hosted by Mazda suggests little advancement in ride quality. But the automaker should win new buyers with this redesign. As before, the Mazda3 comes in hatchback and sedan body styles; expect a high-performance Mazdaspeed3 version in the coming months or years (Mazda officials were still mum on details). Click here to stack up the 2014 and 2013 Mazda3.
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